fruit
smoky
peaty
agave
earthy
sweet
oak
bitter
grassy
Spiral Alipus San Juan del Rio Mezcal
Alipus
San Juan del Rio Mezcal
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
 
Appearance / Color 
Completely clear
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Smokey and kind of sweet
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Fruity, agave forward, with some brininess
 
Finish
Peaty smoke and viscous on the mouth
Price:
$51.99
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The smokiest Alipus.

Distilled by youthful maestro mezcalero Rodolfo Juan Juarez, this Espadín reflects high-altitude terroir on an upland plateau irrigated only by the rain. The use of the “del Rio” name is well advised because this distillery literally fronts onto and overlooks a river which supplies the piped-in water for the stills. 
 
This is a very fruity Mezcal with a full-throated agave flavor. It's the fruit of non-irrigated Espadín “grown in sunny mountain-top plantings in ferriferous soil at 4,600 feet.”  It is pit-roasted using black oak. Fermentation in tall red-oak vats is deliberately slow, creating a distinctive fruity richness. This is a big mouthful of a Mezcal that combines all the core sensations of agave fruit, smoke, and sweetness, with a structural minerality. This is definitely a Mezcal that would appeal to fans of peaty Scotch.
 

Alipus San Juan del Rio Mezcal

(0.75l, 48.5%)


7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Alipus San Juan del Rio Mezcal
Marc
Marc,
Not quite what I expected, much better! Loved the rich smokey flavor.
 
Mario
Mario,
Loved the earthy and smoky flavors.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Tasty, but not too exciting. Smooth finish, bit of a bit up front.
 
Mark
Mark,
Earthy rich flavors with a hint of the surrounding country side vegetation. Served at 36 degrees with an orange wedge and a bite of chocolate for guests. All 7 people loved this supper licquid heaven. Well worth the dollars!
 
Regan
Regan,
Call me a philistine if you will, but honestly the first thing that came to mind was burning bicycle tires. No idea as to the attraction. Also dislike peaty scotches, so there you go.
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Not enough smoke on the palet allthough nice nose.
 
Cameron
Cameron,
Sweet smooth and enjoyable
 
Iain
Iain,
Nose : Model glue at first but then opens to a "smoky" sweet campfire roasted banana with a sweet agave finish. Lots of flavour! Taste: Rich papaya, banana, vegetal with a hint of roasting chili peppers Really enjoyed it.
 
Mike
Mike,
One of the better, smokier mezcals I've tried.
 
Steven
Steven,
Good mild flavor. Not as sharp or as smoky as the others
 
James
James,
The Peat and Smoke really hit you, not in a smooth way. Then Pepper and Beer/Hops dry out your mouth. Got very little of a sweetness or fruit in tasting.
 
Deja
Deja,
Bland
 
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